Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, November 20, 2017

Black Forest Fisheye

Last time I went to the Black Forest Park, I took my fisheye lens along - you saw one of the shots posted a couple of days ago. You can still see the devastation from the wildfire a few years ago - that will take decades to completely heal.
Nevertheless there's plenty of natural beauty to be found here (and of course my dogs always come with me on my walks and hikes and sometimes end up in the photos).
And here's a final shot, taken at one of the park's pavilions looking straight up, a classic fisheye shot.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Misty Morning Drive

I love my drive to work - here's a cellphone shot from a few days ago as sunrise was approaching. I pulled off at a scenic overlook to get this one.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Santa Monica!

These photos are already a few months old, but here are some shots of the Santa Monica beach and pier from the last time I was there.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Tongva Park

Last time I was in the Los Angeles area I spent a couple of hours in Santa Monica, and wandered around Tongva Park.
It was mostly attractive and had some nice features.
I wish I'd had my fisheye lens for this last shot...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Another Tree

I'm sure a photo of a tree for Skywatch Friday isn't a surprise on this blog. I love the shape of this one, and my fisheye lens exaggerated everything about it! I was just about on the ground in a nearby park to take this.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Terrace Hill, San Luis Obispo

Here are the last photos I've got from San Luis Obispo in central California, of Terrace Hill.
I liked the views from here, including some nearby hills...
...and some more distant ones (this is actually the same view from the first shot but with a wider field of view).

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Another Sunrise

Here's another cell phone shot, this time driving to work on a recent morning. I was stopped at a light so don't worry!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Central California Coast

Here is some of the shoreline near the Avila Sea Caves, my topic for last week's Our World Tuesday post.
It's a very beautiful area and I have always enjoyed visiting it.
It's not as crowded as Southern California.
Of course people always like being near the sea!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Crags

Here's a Skywatch Friday photo taken on a recent hike.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Avila Sea Cave

Near Avila Beach in central California is an interesting cave.
Looking in the other direction you can see some very expensive-looking houses.
And looking down it's wavy!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Washington, DC 1990 (1)

Here's the first of a handful of photos from Washington, DC back in 1990 when I lived in the area. I remember taking these photos - a group of coworkers and I went down to the cherry blossoms during lunch hour.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Fox Run Tree

I always love taking the dogs to Fox Run Park, and I can often find a fun shot there for Skywatch Friday. This recent one was taken with my 6.5mm fisheye lens.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Avila Beach, Central California

The last time I was in central California I spent a couple of hours exploring the area around Avila Beach.
I always love being near the ocean and I'll miss having an excuse to visit this area.
I'll still be able to look back on my photos.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Walking The Dogs (2)

We had snow at our house on Monday, but I'm not going to show you that (it's sunny and warm again now). Instead, this shot was taken with my cellphone while walking the dogs on another recent morning.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Colorado Autumn

While fall in Colorado doesn't have the spectacular variety of the East Coast, we do get the golden aspen trees.
These photos were taken on a local hike a few days ago.
Fall in Colorado is one of my favorite times of year. And it means ski season is just around the corner!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Mount Vernon 1990 (1)

George Washington's plantation house, Mount Vernon, is open to the public. The first time I saw it was back in 1990 when I lived in the DC area, and here's an old scanned slide from that visit.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017


It's that time of year, and bright aspen against a blue, autumn Colorado sky makes for a fine Skywatch Friday shot. This one was taken on a Sunday hike with my 6.5mm ultrawide fisheye lens.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Morro Rock

From last week's long-distance shots of Morro Rock (apparently I misspelled it last week as there's no 'w' on the end), here are shots taken up at the rock itself.
It's a volcanic plug, and quite impressive.
And even on a cold, stormy day like the one when I visited, the California surfers were doing there thing!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Walking The Dogs (1)

I got a couple of fun Skywatch Friday shots while walking the dogs in my neighborhood recently - here's one in the late afternoon a few days ago looking towards the mountains.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Moody Morrow Rock

Here are the last of my photos from California's MontaƱa de Oro State Park, this time looking towards a stormy Morrow Rock.
I like the mixture of light and shade in this next shot.
Since I live nearly a thousand miles from the ocean it's always magical for me to see the waves crashing. I think this next shot is my favorite from the park.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Hiking Laika

From the same hike I talked about last week, here's a shot of little Laika, happy to be out in the wilderness with me.
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